Trip List for Bartlett

DateStateRiverStartEndDistanceConditionFishingDetails
Click for details2020-11-08 MO Finley River Riverside Finley River Park Total trip distance: 1.4 miles1.4 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee
Our first put in at the new Riverside Bridge. While the parking area is nice and large, there is a considerable carry to the water with a rather steep small access from the bank. Otherwise, This section is easy and unobstructed. The fall foliage was spectacular.Our first put in at the new Riverside Bridge. While the parking area is nice and large, there is a considerable carry to the water with a rather steep small access from the bank. Otherwise, This section is easy and unobstructed. The fall foliage was spectacular. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 91
Height: 1.12
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 91<br />Height: 1.12
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2020-10-10 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Poor RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Bartlett, Renee
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Tom
Perfect weather made this an exceptional October float. While the water was low and we had a few places where we dragged, we did not have to exit our boats. While we had little luck actually catching any fish, the water was crystal clear and the fish sightings were abundant.Perfect weather made this an exceptional October float. While the water was low and we had a few places where we dragged, we did not have to exit our boats. While we had little luck actually catching any fish, the water was crystal clear and the fish sightings were abundant. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 210
Height: 4.02
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 210<br />Height: 4.02
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2020-09-28 MO Finley River Finley River Park Finley River Park Total trip distance: 2.8 miles2.8 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee
It was a beautiful day of near perfect weather. We put in at Finley River Park and paddled upstream to Riverside Bridge before turning and paddling back. There was a small wildfire that spanned 100 yards or so along the eastern bank just south or Riverside bridge that was being battled by Nixa FD.It was a beautiful day of near perfect weather. We put in at Finley River Park and paddled upstream to Riverside Bridge before turning and paddling back. There was a small wildfire that spanned 100 yards or so along the eastern bank just south or Riverside bridge that was being battled by Nixa FD. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 37
Height: 0.74
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 37<br />Height: 0.74
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2020-08-30 MO James River Crighton Crighton Total trip distance: 1.1 miles1.1 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, ReneeBartlett, Renee Late Afternoon solo float. While the water levels were decent in the area, the water wasn't moving as much as expected. This section was very stagnant, smelly, and overran with bugs. Floated from Joe Crighton to south of Farm Road 164 and back.Late Afternoon solo float. While the water levels were decent in the area, the water wasn't moving as much as expected. This section was very stagnant, smelly, and overran with bugs. Floated from Joe Crighton to south of Farm Road 164 and back. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 35
Height: 4.06
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 35<br />Height: 4.06
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2020-07-05 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good None RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Dawson, Don
Dawson, Laura
Waldman, Rachel
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Dawson, Don; Dawson, Laura; Waldman, Rachel
Holiday weekend float. We were on the water in the early am before 10. The river was remarkably quiet. The water was high enough Laura was able to use her inflatable kayak. The weather was beautiful. We were loaded and off the water by 1:30pm.Holiday weekend float. We were on the water in the early am before 10. The river was remarkably quiet. The water was high enough Laura was able to use her inflatable kayak. The weather was beautiful. We were loaded and off the water by 1:30pm. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 223
Height: 5.22
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 223<br />Height: 5.22
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2020-06-25 MO James River Crighton Crighton Total trip distance: 2.2 miles2.2 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, ReneeBartlett, Renee Early evening solo float. Paddled upstream from Farm Road 166 Bridge at Joe Crighton Access to Pierson Creek and back.Early evening solo float. Paddled upstream from Farm Road 166 Bridge at Joe Crighton Access to Pierson Creek and back. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 94
Height: 4.58
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 94<br />Height: 4.58
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2020-05-02 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Poor RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Bartlett, Renee
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
An absolutely perfect day, with excellent water flow and stream clarity the whole way. Got in at 11:40 and took out at 18:30, stopping for two lazy lunches on shady gravel bars. The nasty snarl just below Jackson Spring needs more work done on it, due to a large tree completely crossing the river obstructing the navigable path. The Pedelo Creek snarl area has another minor tree obstruction that a chainsaw would make quick work of. Note: Ed Underwood, the property owner at the Reed Road take-out spot, has gated his entrance to the river. He hasn't begun locking the gate yet, only utilizing a loose chain looped into a slot on the movable gate. Speaking with another person who also parked on the property, he said Ed put the gate up since the Linden property owners had closed that access to the public. He said Ed would continue allowing access to the river so long as it didn't get crazy or out of hand. I think it's only a matter of time, though, before idiots will ruin Reed Road as a usable access to the Finley.An absolutely perfect day, with excellent water flow and stream clarity the whole way. Got in at 11:40 and took out at 18:30, stopping for two lazy lunches on shady gravel bars. The nasty snarl just below Jackson Spring needs more work done on it, due to a large tree completely crossing the river obstructing the navigable path. The Pedelo Creek snarl area has another minor tree obstruction that a chainsaw would make quick work of. Note: Ed Underwood, the property owner at the Reed Road take-out spot, has gated his entrance to the river. He hasn't begun locking the gate yet, only utilizing a loose chain looped into a slot on the movable gate. Speaking with another person who also parked on the property, he said Ed put the gate up since the Linden property owners had closed that access to the public. He said Ed would continue allowing access to the river so long as it didn't get crazy or out of hand. I think it's only a matter of time, though, before idiots will ruin Reed Road as a usable access to the Finley. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 573
Height: 2.46
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 573<br />Height: 2.46
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2020-04-21 MO Beaver Creek Bradleyville Sam Day Road Total trip distance: 4.5 miles4.5 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
This is the float that will forever be known as the "Fuck the Beaver" float. It begins with a huge sinkhole full of mud near the put in requiring a portage of 50 yards or so to the water. (Note: walking thru the sinkhole may result in the loss of your shoes.) Just downriver from the put in, a downed tree makes a tricky obstacle. We ended up with two boats tipped over. Otherwise, this was a quick, pretty stretch of river with only one or two other minor obstacles, the last of which claimed my hat, sunglasses and lawn chair. Fishing is unknown since my new birthday pole was broken in 3 pieces on this float. This section was fairly busy with multiple groups of floaters. However, we did find a nice shaded gravel bar for a wonderful lunch. In addition, there were lots of long, low water level stretches that did not require portage at this level but that might make this section less than ideal at a lower level.This is the float that will forever be known as the USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 511
Height: 3.81
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 511<br />Height: 3.81
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2020-03-28 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 High Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Chesnutt, Ethan
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Chesnutt, Ethan; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom
The water was high and murky. There were no dangerous obstacles on this stretch but some places were appropriately tricky for any wild river. The wind was troublesome. At times, the south or southwest wind was blowing directly into our faces despite our northward trajectory. This resulted in lost time and an unusual amount of corrective paddling which wore us out for such a long trip, despite the fast current.The water was high and murky. There were no dangerous obstacles on this stretch but some places were appropriately tricky for any wild river. The wind was troublesome. At times, the south or southwest wind was blowing directly into our faces despite our northward trajectory. This resulted in lost time and an unusual amount of corrective paddling which wore us out for such a long trip, despite the fast current. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 799
Height: 4.40
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 799<br />Height: 4.40
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2020-02-29 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Haun, Korey
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Haun, Korey; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
This was a GREAT float! The perfect water level with crystal clear visibility and fantastic weather for the last day of February. Korey smoked ribs the evening before and they were awesome! I spent the day before clearing a couple of minor snarls to give us an unobstructed trip the entire way.This was a GREAT float! The perfect water level with crystal clear visibility and fantastic weather for the last day of February. Korey smoked ribs the evening before and they were awesome! I spent the day before clearing a couple of minor snarls to give us an unobstructed trip the entire way. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 472
Height: 2.22
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 472<br />Height: 2.22
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2020-01-27 MO James River Southwood Southwood Total trip distance: 1.0 miles1.0 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, ReneeBartlett, Renee With my normal Monday activities sidelined, it was a perfect weather day to get on the water. I paddled up to the Nature Center and back. I was the only one on the water and other than the constant noise of US 65, it was a quiet trip.With my normal Monday activities sidelined, it was a perfect weather day to get on the water. I paddled up to the Nature Center and back. I was the only one on the water and other than the constant noise of US 65, it was a quiet trip. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 388
Height: 5.86
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 388<br />Height: 5.86
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2019-12-25 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Ashes
Bartlett, Isaak
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Ashes; Bartlett, Isaak; Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee
A short Christmas Float on a beautiful sunny day. The weather was perfect with the exception of a wicked headwind that would come and go as we paddled. Ashes did okay for her very first float in a kayak.A short Christmas Float on a beautiful sunny day. The weather was perfect with the exception of a wicked headwind that would come and go as we paddled. Ashes did okay for her very first float in a kayak. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 937
Height: 4.37
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 937<br />Height: 4.37
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2019-11-10 MO Pomme de Terre River Sunset Park MO 32 Total trip distance: 5.7 miles5.7 Good Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Haun, Korey
Lessmann, Kristi
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Haun, Korey; Lessmann, Kristi; Van Someren, Tom
The water level for this stretch of the river was nearly perfect. Like the Little Sac River, there are several bedrock runs that would be impossible to traverse with lower water levels and dangerous to walk (due to slick, algae-covered rocks). The water was clear and the scenery was good as well. This stretch is an easy one for beginners and canoes.The water level for this stretch of the river was nearly perfect. Like the Little Sac River, there are several bedrock runs that would be impossible to traverse with lower water levels and dangerous to walk (due to slick, algae-covered rocks). The water was clear and the scenery was good as well. This stretch is an easy one for beginners and canoes. USGS Gauge Data:
Polk (06921070)
Discharge: 347
Height: 3.13
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Polk (06921070)<br />Discharge: 347<br />Height: 3.13
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-10-27 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Poor NoneNone Acharya, Sree
Arnold, Al
Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Haun, Korey
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Tom
Acharya, Sree; Arnold, Al; Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Haun, Korey; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Tom
The day started out chilly and foggy but quickly warmed into the 60s and perhaps low 70s. The wind was mostly low and the water was crystal clear and at a nearly perfect level.The day started out chilly and foggy but quickly warmed into the 60s and perhaps low 70s. The wind was mostly low and the water was crystal clear and at a nearly perfect level. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 292
Height: 4.26
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 292<br />Height: 4.26
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-09-06 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Fair SMBSMB Bartlett, Isaak
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Isaak; Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Despite this float being on the DoJ (and literally finding a Port-a-Potty outhouse IN the river!), it was a great day to be on an Ozarks stream. The water was clear and gently moving along. The fishing wasn't off-the-charts good, but we all did catch a few here and there. There was one tree down about 1.5 miles up from Cox requiring us to do an easy portage around it.Despite this float being on the DoJ (and literally finding a Port-a-Potty outhouse IN the river!), it was a great day to be on an Ozarks stream. The water was clear and gently moving along. The fishing wasn't off-the-charts good, but we all did catch a few here and there. There was one tree down about 1.5 miles up from Cox requiring us to do an easy portage around it. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 417
Height: 4.21
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 417<br />Height: 4.21
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-08-30 MO Current River Cave Spring Pulltite Total trip distance: 17.2 miles4.3 Good Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We broke camp around 1230 hours after touring Cave Spring and getting photos. Overall, the loaded canoe was tricky to maneuver on the upper sections of the river where obstacles could be a little more challenging than further down. We stopped at Rockhouse Cave for photos. We arrived at Pulltite around 1700 hours after taking our time paddling downstream and stopping for a long lunch. Despite travelling on a week day, we were with other people much of the time.We broke camp around 1230 hours after touring Cave Spring and getting photos. Overall, the loaded canoe was tricky to maneuver on the upper sections of the river where obstacles could be a little more challenging than further down. We stopped at Rockhouse Cave for photos. We arrived at Pulltite around 1700 hours after taking our time paddling downstream and stopping for a long lunch. Despite travelling on a week day, we were with other people much of the time. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 455
Height: 1.39
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 455<br />Height: 1.39
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-08-29 MO Current River Big Creek Cave Spring Total trip distance: 17.2 miles12.0 Good Poor SMBSMB Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We broke camp around 1130 hours and took our time paddling downstream. We stopped at Welch Spring and Medlock Cave along the way for photos. We lost track of Tom and Renee just downstream from Akers and paddled through the early evening to find them setup at Cave Spring. This night, we setup our tents to ward off the dew. The night and next morning were somewhat overcast and cool. Dinner tonight was burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad, beans, avocado / mango salsa, among other things.We broke camp around 1130 hours and took our time paddling downstream. We stopped at Welch Spring and Medlock Cave along the way for photos. We lost track of Tom and Renee just downstream from Akers and paddled through the early evening to find them setup at Cave Spring. This night, we setup our tents to ward off the dew. The night and next morning were somewhat overcast and cool. Dinner tonight was burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad, beans, avocado / mango salsa, among other things. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 514
Height: 1.49
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 514<br />Height: 1.49
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-08-28 MO Current River Cedargrove Big Creek Total trip distance: 17.2 miles0.9 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We arrived at Cedargrove a little before 1600 hours and unloaded our boats and equipment. Renee stayed with the boats while we shuttled to Pulltite. Tom and Renee pushed off around 1730 hours to find a camp site. Stephanie and I pushed off around 1830 hours. Dinner was a sausage, pepper, and rice casserole from Renee along with mango / avocado salsa and chocolate for dessert. The night was crystal clear and we saw a bright shooting star while sitting around the campfire. We slept outside and the dew was heavy, making everything very wet. Fortunately, the sun was bright and warm first thing in the morning, drying everything quickly. The gear in the boat was heavy but sufficient for an overnight trip. We did have some challenges sleeping together with two separate sleeping pads. We'll try a single air mattress next time.We arrived at Cedargrove a little before 1600 hours and unloaded our boats and equipment. Renee stayed with the boats while we shuttled to Pulltite. Tom and Renee pushed off around 1730 hours to find a camp site. Stephanie and I pushed off around 1830 hours. Dinner was a sausage, pepper, and rice casserole from Renee along with mango / avocado salsa and chocolate for dessert. The night was crystal clear and we saw a bright shooting star while sitting around the campfire. We slept outside and the dew was heavy, making everything very wet. Fortunately, the sun was bright and warm first thing in the morning, drying everything quickly. The gear in the boat was heavy but sufficient for an overnight trip. We did have some challenges sleeping together with two separate sleeping pads. We'll try a single air mattress next time. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 595
Height: 1.62
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 595<br />Height: 1.62
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-07-27 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Poor BLG
RB
SMB
BLG, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Isaak
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Chalumba, Claude
Dean, Dizzy
Garrison, Roxanne
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Isaak; Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Chalumba, Claude; Dean, Dizzy; Garrison, Roxanne; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Not thinking through the full potential for a HUGE schmuck-a-rama to happen on the DoJ this Saturday, we arrived at Shelvin Rock to find the river access PACKED with fellow paddlers, cars, and trailers. At almost no point during the day could one not see at least a dozen kayaks either up or down stream from us. Regardless, it was a wonderful day to be outside on the river (even the DoJ) and everyone had a great time.Not thinking through the full potential for a HUGE schmuck-a-rama to happen on the DoJ this Saturday, we arrived at Shelvin Rock to find the river access PACKED with fellow paddlers, cars, and trailers. At almost no point during the day could one not see at least a dozen kayaks either up or down stream from us. Regardless, it was a wonderful day to be outside on the river (even the DoJ) and everyone had a great time. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 370
Height: 4.20
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 370<br />Height: 4.20
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-07-06 MO Flat Creek Stubblefield MO 39 Total trip distance: 7.6 miles7.6 Good Good GSF
LSF
SMB
GSF, LSF, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Coppinger-Travers, Kathy
Dudenhoeffer, Diana
Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Eth, Joe
Travers, Gina
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Coppinger-Travers, Kathy; Dudenhoeffer, Diana; Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Travers, Gina; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
This was a technical section of Flat Creek, much more so than we expected. Several downed trees and some tricky log and brush traps were present, some of which took down some boats. The water level was very good with just a few places being too shallow to float successfully (and most of those were because of the aforementioned obstacles forcing us to choose less than optimal pathways for the water level). This was Kathy's first river trip (although she'd been in a kayak before) and Julian's third solo kayak trip. Both performed admirably despite the technical difficulties.This was a technical section of Flat Creek, much more so than we expected. Several downed trees and some tricky log and brush traps were present, some of which took down some boats. The water level was very good with just a few places being too shallow to float successfully (and most of those were because of the aforementioned obstacles forcing us to choose less than optimal pathways for the water level). This was Kathy's first river trip (although she'd been in a kayak before) and Julian's third solo kayak trip. Both performed admirably despite the technical difficulties. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 355
Height: 4.44
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 355<br />Height: 4.44
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-28 MO Current River Slick Shoal Hollow (B) Round Spring Total trip distance: 18.2 miles4.2 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We broke camp late and spent a great deal of time lounging on gravel bars, including a delightful tea time setup at the mouth of Sinking Creek. Here, water in the creek was warmer than the river water which was an interesting flip about the usual nature of things. This was a fantastic multi-day trip on the Current and the first overnight river trip Tom and I attempted (although we've done several where we car camp and then paddle the next day).We broke camp late and spent a great deal of time lounging on gravel bars, including a delightful tea time setup at the mouth of Sinking Creek. Here, water in the creek was warmer than the river water which was an interesting flip about the usual nature of things. This was a fantastic multi-day trip on the Current and the first overnight river trip Tom and I attempted (although we've done several where we car camp and then paddle the next day). USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 557
Height: 1.60
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 557<br />Height: 1.60
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-27 MO Current River Gladden Creek Slick Shoal Hollow (B) Total trip distance: 18.2 miles13.7 Good Poor SMBSMB Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
This was a perfect day to be on the river. We didn't see anyone else until nearly noon. We made great progress during the day as the current was moving steadily. Fishing was nearly non-existent. We did visit the main features including Cave Spring, Rockhouse Cave, Pulltite, and the smaller springs nearby.This was a perfect day to be on the river. We didn't see anyone else until nearly noon. We made great progress during the day as the current was moving steadily. Fishing was nearly non-existent. We did visit the main features including Cave Spring, Rockhouse Cave, Pulltite, and the smaller springs nearby. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 614
Height: 1.69
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 614<br />Height: 1.69
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-26 MO Current River Akers Gladden Creek Total trip distance: 18.2 miles0.3 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We arrived at Akers with the intention of camping there and shuttling and floating the next day. We met up with someone at the canoe rental who agreed to shuttle that night so we could get started. It was nearly dark when we pushed off so we stopped at the first available gravel bar to camp. Raccoons raided one of our dry bags for food that night, ripping a hole in the side and eating all of our English muffins and some other miscellaneous things.We arrived at Akers with the intention of camping there and shuttling and floating the next day. We met up with someone at the canoe rental who agreed to shuttle that night so we could get started. It was nearly dark when we pushed off so we stopped at the first available gravel bar to camp. Raccoons raided one of our dry bags for food that night, ripping a hole in the side and eating all of our English muffins and some other miscellaneous things. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 708
Height: 1.83
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 708<br />Height: 1.83
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-21 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Good BLG
GSF
RB
SMB
BLG, GSF, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Renee
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was perfect for this trip. The weather was too, right up to the point when a small rain shower developed and caused us to stay under tree cover / shelter for a while. Wet from the rain the temperature drop made it seem much cooler than it should have been for June. Still, a great impromptu Solstice Day float.The water level was perfect for this trip. The weather was too, right up to the point when a small rain shower developed and caused us to stay under tree cover / shelter for a while. Wet from the rain the temperature drop made it seem much cooler than it should have been for June. Still, a great impromptu Solstice Day float. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 415
Height: 2.22
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 415<br />Height: 2.22
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-06-14 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Fair GSF
LMB
LSF
SMB
GSF, LMB, LSF, SMB
Bartlett, Renee
Bullard, Loring
Jones, Marianne
Knowlton, Laurie
Siegfried, Beth
Bartlett, Renee; Bullard, Loring; Jones, Marianne; Knowlton, Laurie; Siegfried, Beth
The 2019 Flag Day Float had near perfect weather. Water levels were great. No major obstacles. Absolutely no crowds, didn't see another group all day. Fishing was fair. Was literally "spanked" by a fish.The 2019 Flag Day Float had near perfect weather. Water levels were great. No major obstacles. Absolutely no crowds, didn't see another group all day. Fishing was fair. Was literally USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 258
Height: 3.35
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 258<br />Height: 3.35
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2019-05-27 MO Gasconade River Buzzard Bluff Wilbur Allen Total trip distance: 7.2 miles7.2 Good Great GSF
RB
SMB
GSF, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Larsen, Lisa
Travers, Gina
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Larsen, Lisa; Travers, Gina; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Although this was on the upper Gasconade, the river was already very large here. The first half of the trip consisted of some very large, slow pools punctuated with some good runs. The latter part of this trip was faster. After our lunch stop, we did find the perfect shady spot for a "rivercado" snack.Although this was on the upper Gasconade, the river was already very large here. The first half of the trip consisted of some very large, slow pools punctuated with some good runs. The latter part of this trip was faster. After our lunch stop, we did find the perfect shady spot for a USGS Gauge Data:
Hazelgreen (06928000)
Discharge: 2840
Height: 5.44
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Hazelgreen (06928000)<br />Discharge: 2840<br />Height: 5.44
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-05-25 MO Beaver Creek Jackson Mill CR 437 Total trip distance: 9.2 miles9.2 Good Great GSF
RB
SMB
GSF, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grindstaff, Brian
Grindstaff, Nathaniel
Hayes, Katie
Larsen, Lisa
Travers, Gina
Tuter, Kristin
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grindstaff, Brian; Grindstaff, Nathaniel; Hayes, Katie; Larsen, Lisa; Travers, Gina; Tuter, Kristin; Van Someren, Tom
The water level on this trip was nearly perfect. There is no access at MO 76 despite the guidebook information. We put in at Jackson Hollow instead. The takeout is now gated and the landowner there is not friendly to paddlers (as we were told by some locals).The water level on this trip was nearly perfect. There is no access at MO 76 despite the guidebook information. We put in at Jackson Hollow instead. The takeout is now gated and the landowner there is not friendly to paddlers (as we were told by some locals). USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 629
Height: 4.43
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 629<br />Height: 4.43
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-05-17 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Great GSF
RB
SMB
GSF, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
This was an ideal water level for this stretch of river. Several blocked passageways and some obstacles were encountered. We cleared some of these with a chainsaw and manpower but there is much work to be done.This was an ideal water level for this stretch of river. Several blocked passageways and some obstacles were encountered. We cleared some of these with a chainsaw and manpower but there is much work to be done. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 465
Height: 2.32
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 465<br />Height: 2.32
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-04-21 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Fair BLG
GSF
SMB
BLG, GSF, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Dudenhoffer, Todd
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Dudenhoffer, Todd; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was absolutely STELLAR, moving along great the entire length. No obstructions in the river, either. While the number of fish we caught placed us in the "fair" region we all judged the fishing as "poor". Note too: Beaver Creek Canoe Rental is charging floaters a $10 per boat "Access fee" to put in there.The water level was absolutely STELLAR, moving along great the entire length. No obstructions in the river, either. While the number of fish we caught placed us in the USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 496
Height: 3.96
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 496<br />Height: 3.96
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-04-09 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Fair SMBSMB Bartlett, Renee
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Van Someren, Tom
This was a near-perfect-conditions day to be on the river, especially for early April. The water level was still flowing really great from semi-recent rains, and the air was very clam and warm from a cloudless sunny day. Too bad the fishing was rather poor (Renee managed to catch a small carp). The large spread-out tree snarl that occurs where Pedelo Creek joins the Finley has changed again where it can be made MUCH more easily navigable with a day's worth work with a couple chain saws.This was a near-perfect-conditions day to be on the river, especially for early April. The water level was still flowing really great from semi-recent rains, and the air was very clam and warm from a cloudless sunny day. Too bad the fishing was rather poor (Renee managed to catch a small carp). The large spread-out tree snarl that occurs where Pedelo Creek joins the Finley has changed again where it can be made MUCH more easily navigable with a day's worth work with a couple chain saws. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 373
Height: 2.13
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 373<br />Height: 2.13
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-03-22 AR Buffalo River Ponca Kyles Total trip distance: 10.6 miles10.6 Good None NoneNone Arnold, Al
Bartlett, Renee
Bullard, Loring
Jones, Marianne
Siegfried, Beth
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Arnold, Al; Bartlett, Renee; Bullard, Loring; Jones, Marianne; Siegfried, Beth; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
The weather today was excellent for a day on the Buffalo. The water level could have been higher to make this a perfect trip, but there was still enough flow to give it a 'Good' rating. Lots of half hidden rocks for the less experienced kayaker (as well as experienced floater) to get stuck on. Late in the day we had to help do a minor rescue of a father-daughter who capsized their canoe .3 of a mile upstream from Kyle's (they were two cold soaked and shivering floaters). We got in the water at 10:40 and arrived at Kyle's at just after 18:00, which included a hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow.The weather today was excellent for a day on the Buffalo. The water level could have been higher to make this a perfect trip, but there was still enough flow to give it a 'Good' rating. Lots of half hidden rocks for the less experienced kayaker (as well as experienced floater) to get stuck on. Late in the day we had to help do a minor rescue of a father-daughter who capsized their canoe .3 of a mile upstream from Kyle's (they were two cold soaked and shivering floaters). We got in the water at 10:40 and arrived at Kyle's at just after 18:00, which included a hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow. USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 144
Height: 3.14
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 144<br />Height: 3.14
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-02-13 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 Good Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
This water level was nearly perfect for paddling. Even the few still pools along this stretch were moving. There are several places in this stretch that were difficult to navigate. A spring trip with a chainsaw would help clear many of these up.This water level was nearly perfect for paddling. Even the few still pools along this stretch were moving. There are several places in this stretch that were difficult to navigate. A spring trip with a chainsaw would help clear many of these up. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 526
Height: 3.76
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 526<br />Height: 3.76
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-01-05 MO Niangua River Moon Valley Bennett Spring Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Casey, Libra
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Casey, Libra; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Tom
This stretch of the river is very scenic. Libby got caught up behind one log jam and tipped into the water. Other than that, this is a pretty easy stretch.This stretch of the river is very scenic. Libby got caught up behind one log jam and tipped into the water. Other than that, this is a pretty easy stretch. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 0
Height: 2.60
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 0<br />Height: 2.60
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2018-12-16 MO Bull Creek Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade Total trip distance: 7.2 miles7.2 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Van Someren, Tom
Despite the water level being 130 cfs higher than we've ever floated Bull Creek before, there *STILL* were several spots where the kayaks dragged over gravel bar-ish areas. Previously I felt a little cautious about doing this stream the closer the cfs climbed toward 600 (our current "High" limit setting). But now I'm thinking 550-600 would be a great flow rate to look for in a day trip. Whenever were able to try it at that flow rate we'll no doubt need to raise the "High" limit spec. Didn't see but a single fish in the stream the entire way.Despite the water level being 130 cfs higher than we've ever floated Bull Creek before, there *STILL* were several spots where the kayaks dragged over gravel bar-ish areas. Previously I felt a little cautious about doing this stream the closer the cfs climbed toward 600 (our current USGS Gauge Data:
Walnut Shade (07053810)
Discharge: 361
Height: 3.92
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Walnut Shade (07053810)<br />Discharge: 361<br />Height: 3.92
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-10-26 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bullard, Loring
Flynn, Beth
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bullard, Loring; Flynn, Beth; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Tom
Fishing was non-existent. Water level was just below "Good", but still easily navigable. The fall colors were in their first stage of full display, so it was a nice cool-ish October day float.Fishing was non-existent. Water level was just below USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 129
Height: 2.61
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 129<br />Height: 2.61
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren

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Trip Summary for Bartlett

Miles212.6
Trips31
Rivers11
States2
People41
Dates35
Years3
Months12
Rows35
Sources3

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